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August 2008 Entries

Jay Sekulow on Palin Pick: Democrats 'are scared'

More reaction on the Palin pick coming in to The Brody File. This time it is top evangelical lawyer Jay Sekulow, chief counsel for The American Center for Law and Justice.

posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Ralph Reed on Palin Pick: 'Social conservatives are finally putting on their cleats and getting on to the field'

The Brody File has reaction on the Sarah Palin pick from top Republican strategist Ralph Reed. Read below:

posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Why Palin Pick Makes Sense

Let me lay out why picking Sarah Palin may end up going down in political history as a masterful stroke of genius by John McCain and his team. There are pitfalls, no doubt about it. But let’s look at why this pick makes complete sense in so many different ways. <

posted @ Sunday, August 31, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Sarah Palin Signed "Christian Heritage Week" Proclamation

Here's a "ca-ching" moment for Evangelicals. John McCain's new vice-presidential running mate signed a proclamation back in October of 2007 which emphasized the Christian heritage of America.

posted @ Saturday, August 30, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Sarah Palin is a “Feminist for Life”

Here’s something that may play well with Independent and moderate women across America. Sarah Palin is not your typical pro-lifer. When it comes to abortion, she puts an emphasis on the woman just as much as the baby. She’s part of a group called “Feminists for Life”. Read more from Lifenews.com: <

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Gov. Palin in 2002: I am 'pro-life as any candidate can be'

The abortion issue is going to be making headlines again and that's a good thing now for John McCain. Take a look at this article from the Anchorage Daily News. You can read it here.

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Concerned Women for America on Palin: 'Take that Feminists!'

This just coming in to The Brody File from Janice Shaw Crouse, spokesperson, Legislative Action Committee, Concerned Women for America:

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Palin Pick Causes 'Elation' among Evangelical Leaders

Wow. Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is John McCain's pick for Vice-President. Folks, this is s close to a game changer as you can get.

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Video: Brody File at Invesco Field After Obama Speech

Take a look at my live shot Thursday night on The 700 Club. I was reporting live from Invesco Field right after Obama gave his speech. Watch it above. I am off to Minneapolis today to cover the Republican convention.

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Touchdown Obama

It was a speech with mile high expectations. Leave it to Barack Obama to exceed them. Think about the pressure Obama was under to deliver this speech. He needed to motivate and inspire without using soaring rhetoric or coming across like Zeus. He needed to make this speech about others not him. He needed to make this speech about his love for America. And he needed to offer more details about what his type of change really means. And oh by the way, he had to do it with 84,000 people watching him

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Juan Williams on Obama's Acceptance Speech

Robin Mazyck here with another guest blog for The Brody File.

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Washington Wizard says Obama Comes up with Slam Dunk

Robin Mazyck here with a guest blog for The Brody File.

posted @ Friday, August 29, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama/Biden Different than Kerry/Edwards

There’s a big difference this time around for Democrats. In 2004, the “Dems” gave us John Kerry and John Edwards. The whole thing felt very plastic, fake, and a little too rich and stuffy. (Windsurfing anyone?) In 2008, it is the exact opposite. The ticket has an authentic and real feel to it. It very well could be a difference maker. <

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Bill Clinton: Rah-Rah for Obama

Let me get this straight. First Bill Clinton thinks it’s a risk to vote for Obama and now he thinks he’s ready to be President? That may be tough for some to swallow. What Clinton did Wednesday night was what he HAD to do. He may not think Obama is really ready or even qualified to be President but loyalty to the Democratic Party trumps it all. It’s really that simple. <

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Brody File on Wednesday DNC Activities

The Brody File gives convention analysis on The 700 Club's 11pm show. Get my take on Obama, McCain, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden from Wednesday night.

posted @ Thursday, August 28, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Day Two at the Democratic Convention

Click play over to view my report from day two of the Democratic Convention.

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Hillary's "Unifying Speech" But...

Her speech Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention hit the mark by praising Obama, praising her supporters and preaching unity. The words were eloquent and more importantly her cadence and emotion were present and effective. It did not look as though she was going through the motions. I mean what else could she do? Do a handstand on stage and chant "Yes We Can"?

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Hillary Clinton's DNC Speech

The Brody File was live at the Democratic Nation Convention when Hillary Clinton gave her speech Tuesday night. Watch my report above.

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Brody File on DNC Activities

The Brody File gives convention analysis on The 700 Club's 11pm show. Get my take on Obama, McCain, Bill Clinton and Joe Biden from Wednesday night.

posted @ Wednesday, August 27, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

John McCain: Frontrunner

Let's get this out of the way right now. John McCain is the frontrunner. Yes, this race is ultimately about delegates but it is also about momentum and in two key states where the vote was contested, McCain has come out on top. Romney may be in the hunt with delegates but McCain is the story.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:55 PM | Feedback (0)

McCain Camp to Romney: Get Out Now

John McCain's trusted senior advisor and dear friend Charlie Black has a message for Mitt Romney; stop the bleeding now.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:55 PM | Feedback (0)

Will New York Times Article on McCain Hurt Him With Evangelicals?

The New York Times lowered the boom on John McCain Wednesday night and McCain's campaign lowered it right back.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:54 PM | Feedback (0)

Hillary Lends Campaign $6 Million

Well, what are we supposed to make of this? The Associated Press reports that Hillary Clinton lent her campaign $6.4 million last month and her Communications Director Howard Wolfson said this morning that she may give even more soon.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:51 PM | Feedback (0)

Rudy Giuliani on Joe Biden

 I ran into Rudy Giuliani tonight at the Democratic National Convention.  I asked him about how the Obama campaign is going to overcome the damaging statements made by Sen. Joe Biden about Barack Obama. 

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Dennis Kucinich Gets Fired Up at the Dem Convention

Robin Mazyck here with a guest blog for The Brody File.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Diedra Hall from Days of our Lives at the DNC

 Robin Mazyck here with another guest blog for The Brody File.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Day One at the Dem Convention

Click on the play button above for a quick look back at day one of the Democratic National Convention.

posted @ Tuesday, August 26, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Michelle Obama: Mission Accomplished

On a night when the whole nation was watching, Michelle Obama showed why America may indeed fall in love with her as the next First Lady of the United States.

posted @ Monday, August 25, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Gov. Kaine on Abortion

The Brody File has been busy working behind the scenes, connecting with newsmakers at the Democratic National Convention.

posted @ Monday, August 25, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Gov. Kaine on being Vetted for VP

I had a chance to ask Virginia Governor Tim Kaine about the fact that he was on the short list of people being considered for Barack Obama's Vice President.

posted @ Monday, August 25, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Gov. Rendell on Joe Biden's Strengths

Brody File producer Robin Mazyck here with a guest blog.

posted @ Monday, August 25, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Gov. Rendell on Hillary Clinton Bringing the Party Together

Brody File producer Robin Mazyck here with another guest blog for David.

posted @ Monday, August 25, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Spike Lee on Obama's Candidacy

Brody File Producer here with another guest blog.

posted @ Monday, August 25, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

What Will Hillary Do?

Hillary Clinton has delivered all the right words so far in support of Barack Obama. But is it enough? Should it be enough?

posted @ Monday, August 25, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

New McCain Campaign Ad Will Target Hillary Supporters

A Republican official tells The Brody File that the McCain campaign will be unveiling another campaign ad targeting disgruntled Hillary Clinton supporters. Just this morning they released an ad called, "Debra" Watch it here.  But another ad that is similar in nature is coming later this week.

posted @ Monday, August 25, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Behind-the-Scenes at the Dem Convention

The Brody File is gearing up for tonight's official kick off at the Democratic National Convention.  Come on a quick tour with me as I roam the convention floor. Click above to watch.

posted @ Monday, August 25, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Video Flashback: Biden on Lobbyists and Public Financing

Barack Obama makes a big deal about how lobbyists are persona non grata when it comes to his campaign. Watch above to see what Joe Biden had to say about lobbyists in December of 2007. The Brody File shot this video on the campaign trail.

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Video Flashback: Biden Describes Family Values

When The Brody File traveled to Iowa back in December of 2007 to cover Joe Biden's presidential campaign, we covered one of his town hall speeches. Above is a clip where he describes family values and says the Republican Party does not corner the market on them. Watch it.

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Video Flashback: Biden Jokes about VP and says "I Have Been an Agent of Change"

The Brody File went on the road with the Biden campaign back in December of 2007. We videotaped one of his town halls. Watch above as he talks about the VP slot and how he is an agent of change.

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Biden Clips Revisited on Brody File

The Brody File interviewed Joe Biden in Iowa back in December of 2007. We have compiled the links where you can watch Biden talk about certain aspects of his life.

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama’s Whoops Moment

Normally Barack Obama is great at making speeches but today in Springfield, Ill. he seemed to bungle a few lines. No biggie except when it came time for the money line he flubbed it. The McCain campaign is already picking up on it. Here’s what Obama said:

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Joe the Attack Dog

In Joe Biden's Springfield speech today we saw a preview of what is to come.

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

The Obama/Biden Tightrope Walk

The Republican National Committee and the McCain campaign are already sending out statements from Joe Biden's past in which he has been critical of Barack Obama on issues related to national security and experience. The Obama/Biden team is going to need to figure out how they fight against this.

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Joe Biden: The Smart Choice

Time will tell if Barack Obama made the right choice in picking Joe Biden but if you look at it on paper, it makes a whole lot of sense. <

posted @ Saturday, August 23, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Hillary not Vetted?

Could this really be true? Hillary Clinton not even vetted seriously by Barack Obama? No paperwork asked for? Nada? Zilch? The big zero?

posted @ Friday, August 22, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Where is John McCain? Brody File Responds

The Brody File is writing the following post because we’ve had numerous emails and comments about why John McCain is not appearing as much as Barack Obama on The Brody File. Where do I begin? <

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Born Alive Bill Controversy: The 700 Club Story

This morning on The 700 Club I went on the air with a TV piece focusing on the controversy between Barack Obama and the National Right to Life over the Born Alive Infant Protection Act. You can watch the piece above. This was broadcast across the country. It will be replayed tonight at 11pm on the ABC Family Channel. Check your local listings. <

posted @ Wednesday, August 20, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama Campaign to Brody File: Infanticide Suggestion "Offensive and Insulting"

As you know, we here at The Brody File pride ourselves on laying out both sides of an argument and letting you, the readers come to your own conclusions. Hence, let’s delve into the aftermath of the controversy surrounding Barack Obama, the National Right to Life committee and The Born Alive Infant Protection Act. <

posted @ Tuesday, August 19, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama, McCain at Faith Forum

The Brody File put together a short piece on Saturday's Compassion Forum where Barack Obama and John McCain talked about - among other things-  their Christian faith and their personal failures with mega-church Pastor Rick Warren. Click play to watch.

posted @ Monday, August 18, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Bauer: Obama's Chances at Evangelical Vote 'Ended' at Forum

Gary Bauer, President of American Values, spoke to me about Sen. Barack Obama's appearance at the Compassion Forum at Saddleback Church.  And he believes that the chancesof Obama winning a significant percentage of the Evangelical vote "ended" after the during the forum in part because of his answers on abortion and Supreme Court Justices.  Bauer believes the event may end up being "one of the defining moments of the campaign."

posted @ Sunday, August 17, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

McCain Comes up Big at Faith Forum

I don’t think we should get into who won or who lost the Saddleback Civil Forum. That isn’t the proper way to judge an event like this. Instead, it’s more importantly to look at each candidate’s individual performances and asses it as it relates to what they were trying to accomplish. Let’s start with John McCain. We’ll deal with Barack Obama in a separate post. <

posted @ Sunday, August 17, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Sam Brownback: McCain, Obama Choice Easy for Evangelicals

After the Compassion Forum ended at Saddleback Church Saturday night, I caught up with Kansas Senator Sam Brownback to get his thoughts on Sen. John McCain's performance.

posted @ Sunday, August 17, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama Gets Heated on Born Alive Infant Protection Act

It seems like Barack Obama’s heated answer about The Born Alive Infant Protection Act is making some headlines out there. The Brody File has decided to break out this clip of video by itself rather than having you sit through the whole 5 minute interview. The transcription is below. Clearly, the conversation over this bill has gotten Obama riled up. He truly believes The National Life to Right Committee is lying about this controversial infanticide bill which he opposed. He is adamant in s

posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (1)

Time of Civil Forum

I have had many emails about when the big Civil Forum starts. It starts at 8pm eastern time. It goes for two hours. Barack Obama is on from 8p-9p and then McCain from 9p-10p. On TV, you can watch it on CNN or FOX News but you can also watch it live right here on CBNNews.com.

posted @ Saturday, August 16, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Brody File Previews Presidential Compassion Forum

The Brody File put together a 2:30 minute piece for The 700 Club today previewing Rick Warren's Compassion Civil Forum starring John McCain and Barack Obama coming Saturday night. You can watch it above.

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Rick Warren Responds to Attacks from Christian Leaders

Rick Warren knows all about the criticism coming from fellow conservative Christian leaders. You know…he’s too soft on liberals or he ditches the abortion and marriage discussion in favor of causes near and dear to the hearts of progressives. Here’s how he responded to me during our one on one interview at Saddleback Church. <

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Rick Warren: “I intend to ask the tough questions”

Rick Warren has his critics from both the left and the right. Watch him address them above and read the transcription below. It is part of my one on one interview with the mega-church pastor in advance of his Compassion Civil Forum at Saddleback Church Saturday night. <

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Rick Warren: “I have Challenged Obama on Abortion”

During my one on one interview with Mega-Church pastor Rick Warren, I asked him if he’s discussed the abortion issue with Obama. After all, Obama is pro-choice and Warren is pro-life so what was that conversation like? He didn’t reveal details but watch above and read below. <

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Rick Warren: Don't Compare me to Billy Graham

Many in the media have started to say that Rick Warren could indeed become the next Billy Graham, America’s next pastor. <

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Rick Warren: Evangelicals Care about more than just Abortion, Gay Marriage

In my one on one interview with mega-church pastor Rick Warren, he made clear that he is still committed to the pro-life and pro-traditional marriage agenda but he sees a bigger picture than just those two important issues. Watch his answer above. Read below: <

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

New Pro-Family Obama Ad

Barack Obama is featured in a new pro-family Christian campaign ad put out by The Matthew 25 Network. The Christian Political Action Committee is breaking new ground and in their support of Obama they've done a remarkable job of breaking through the media clutter to get noticed. You can watch the ad above. The ad will run Saturday night during the

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Rick Warren Plans to Bring up Obama, McCain’s Personal Life

It’s going to get a little personal Saturday night at Saddleback Church in California. John McCain and Barack Obama will spend an hour each talking to Pastor Rick Warren at his Compassion Forum. While some think the questions will be softballs, my sense after talking to him one on one Thursday in his office is that he’s going to bring out answers from the nominees that we have probably never heard before. <

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Rick Warren will ask Obama and McCain about Abortion, Marriage

In a one on one interview at his Saddleback Church, Pastor Rick Warren tells The Brody File that he will question Barack Obama and John McCain on abortion and marriage at his Compassion Forum Saturday night. Watch his answer above, Read it below. <

posted @ Friday, August 15, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Rick Warren Compares McCain's Faith to Gerald Ford

OK so John McCain doesn't like to talk about his faith in public. In my one on one interview with Mega-Church pastor Rick Warren, he compares McCain to Ford in that respect. Watch above. Read below.

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Rick Warren Says Jesus Question will be posed to McCain, Obama

Mega-Church pastor Rick Warren tells The Brody File that he will ask John McCain and Barack Obama a question about Jesus at Saturday night's Compassion forum.

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Rick Warren Interview Coming Soon

I'm out in sunny California for the big Compassion Forum this Saturday at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church. Both John McCain and Barack Obama will be on stage taking questions about faith related issues.

posted @ Thursday, August 14, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Brody File Expands to CNN

The Brody File is expanding. No I am not gaining weight. In adddition to my CBN duties I will now appear on CNN regularly as a CNN Contributor.

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

McCain and a Pro-Choice VP?

Oh my.

posted @ Wednesday, August 13, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Obama, McCain Battle for Faith Vote

The well respected Barna Group has an exhaustive poll out on faith voters and the 2008 presidential election. I'm sure the Obama and McCain camps will both spin this to their advantage but get The Brody File analysis below. But first read parts of the Barna poll below:

posted @ Tuesday, August 12, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Dem Party Platform's New Abortion Language

If it is ratified in Denver, the Democratic Party is going to add and change some abortion language in their platform as an attempt to bring more moderate Evangelicals and pro-life Catholics into the party.

posted @ Monday, August 11, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (1)

The Big Week Ahead

Well I’m back from vacation. I had a great time. I spoke in Berlin just like Obama but only my mother , wife and a few Brody File groupies showed up. <

posted @ Monday, August 11, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Exclusive: McCain Takes Step of Faith Towards Conservative Groups

The Brody File is interrupting vacation to bring you an exclusive news story. We have in our possession a document that's being sent out by the McCain campaign to conservative, grassroots groups across the country today. It highlights John McCain's faith. To look at the document that's being sent out, click here. Read part of what it says below:

posted @ Friday, August 08, 2008 4:00 AM | Feedback (0)